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This is what I have planned, I have done some research, but I need some advice. I am looking for a decent overclock, don't really play games much at all, although I would like the possibility, mostly content creation. The one piece I really haven't looked into that much is the vid card.

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/P...possibly_maybe
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just by looking at your build, i assume that you have quite a high budget, so i think the 9800GTX should fit into your build nicely.

also i am not sure if your PSU can handle your 4 hdd and all other peripherals... so i suggest you to maybe change it into a Corsair TX750W
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actually, my budget isn't that high, and for now, is close to what I have laid out. as for the video card, I am not doing much high end gaming at all, and would most likely not be playing any top of the line games, and if i were, not be looking for killer FPS out of them. I see the vid card as something I could upgrade in a few years or so anyway, so that isn't much of a concern. as for the power supply, your point about wattage is noted, but I am looking for something modular. I base this off the assumption that with all the water cooling tubes, the case would get fairly cluttered, and would like to minimize this as much as possible. for the hard drives, I am looking for the best performance in loading and manipulating large files, and was planning for a raid 5 setup. If i could get similar or better performance off of a different setup, I am all ears.

I just saw this PSU, this should be sufficient: http://http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194027
Edited by Alter.ego - 6/18/08 at 11:41am
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Your setup is pretty good but since you don’t game. I would recommend getting a Quad Core for a few bucks more. Also I must point out if you’re going to spend 150 dollars on that iceberg Raidmax case I would get something a lot better for a cheaper price.

I recommend these cases

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146047

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...pk=antec%2b900

If you want to be really crazy go with this case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129043
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Mobo : Asus P5Q pro for $150 shipped

-PCI-E 2.0 x8 x8 configuration(PCI-E 1.1 @ x16 x4 for P35)
-65nm NB chipset(90nm for P35)

PSU: Corsair 620HX modular for $130 +S/H after $10MIR

GPU:

EVGA 9600GSO for $130 + S/H after $10MIR
Zotac 8800GTS G92 for $147 + S/H after $40MIR @ fxvideocards

Dual slot cooler that exhausts most the heat from the case, and the 9600gso offers significantly more performance than the 8600gt. The 8800gts offers even more performance but cost slightly more and has a larger MIR... You could also wait a little longer(June 23-25) for the official release of ATI's HD4850 which should cost ~$200.

-EDIT-

I don't WC so I can't comment on those components selected... I also feel the case is a matter of preference so I try not to make suggestions there. Four HDDs??? Sounds sweet, and $90/per is a pretty good deal on those 7200.11s... But if you want more space and/or less drives the WD 640s are $100 shipped @ newegg.
Edited by MasterKromm - 6/18/08 at 9:11am
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As for the case, I am looking for something in silver, with as little plastic as possible. the raidmax also has holes for the water lines already. I'll look into those vid cards, but my budget is pretty tight, so I might have to skimp on something else... aslo, I realize that I will have to get additional tubbing for the ram, as well as step down the size, but will there bee enough tubbing for the chipset water blocks in the main kit? as for the hard drives, 4 500GB should be enough space for now, and the baracudas look to perform better overall.
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do you plan on cooling anything other than the CPu with the water kit? If not, just go with some nice air cooling. From my understanding that is not that great of a WC kit, and you will probably get worse temps than on a high-end air cooler. Save the money on that and get a better video card.

I would go with this MB:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188026

Do you plan on going SLi in the future? (i know you said you don't game now, but maybe soon)

EDIT: There is no need to cool the RAM with water, unless you plan on seriously OC'ing it. The stock heatsinks should be plenty.

EDIT again: Everyone will tell you, it is better to build by piece the w/c loop than by a pre-built system.

Check out this thread on W/C, just to give you an idea:

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ear-today.html
Edited by Mmansueto - 6/18/08 at 9:35am
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post #8 of 10
If you are not going to be gaming, just get a passive (no fans) cheap video card, why spend money on that block now.

Your motherboard is pricy, plus P45 is out, and there are some much cheaper motherboards.

The PSU is on the pricy side, but I think you want that PSU, especially because its modular, so go ahead and go for it, its deff enough power, people who say it isnt don't know how much power a system actually uses.

Your case is craptastic and expensive
try the Antec 900 or this one, its got great airflow
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119137
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Originally Posted by Alter.ego View Post
actually, my budget isn't that high, and for now, is close to what I have laid out. as for the video card, I am not doing much high end gaming at all, and would most likely not be playing any top of the line games, and if i were, not be looking for killer FPS out of them. I see the vid card as something I could upgrade in a few years or so anyway, so that isn't much of a concern. as for the power supply, your point about wattage is noted, but I am looking for something modular. I base this off the assumption that with all the water cooling tubes, the case would get fairly cluttered, and would like to minimize this as much as possible. for the hard drives, I am looking for the best performance in loading and manipulating large files, and was planning for a raid 5 setup. If i could get similar or better performance off of a different setup, I am all ears.

I just saw this PSU, this should be sufficient: http://http://www.newegg.com/Product...82E16817194027
You need to take one of those http:// off of yor link...that makes it an Intranet link and not an Internet link lol
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post #10 of 10
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Just edited the PSU link... old one was a 525W, Went with a biger one for future upgrades, plus I have 2 80GB SATA HDDs from my old rig, as well as a 320GB PATA...
Hrm... that cooler master case looks to have a little too much ABS on it for my taste... I guess a black case would be ok, if there was a better looking/feeling one than what I've chosen...

as far as the water setup goes, I figured that a kit would give me a good starting point for getting most of it set up. my GF has been giving me a hard time about how much time I've been spending on researching a new setup already, I will probably look into designing my own, i just have heard that this kit performs fairly well for a kit. I guess I will have to look into more research on that.


for the MoBo I hear that DFIs have the most options for OCing, lots of BIOS updates,
I also have seen alot of people saying that the ASUSs have a high rate DOAs. as far as my requirements go for a MoBo, that ASUS doesn't look bad, I like having options for connectivity, IEEE1394 is a definite plus, as well as the 8 SATA. it has been a while since I boutght a MoBo, last one was an Abit AN7, to give you an idea. the main things I hear is to stick with an Intel chipset unless SLi is needed, which it isn't. I guess also realize that the DFI i picked doesn't support 1600FSB, which I would only use for a future upgrade... ARG, sorry for the rambling...

I guess these are my options, unless someone can give me a good reason to spend more than ~180$

ABIT IX38 Quad GT
GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS4
ASUS P5Q Pro
GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3P

not too sure about open box stuff, but:
Open Box: DFI LP LT X48-T2R
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